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BBC comedy boss Jon Petrie stays silent when asked if Mrs Brown’s Boys is funny

BBC comedy boss Jon Petrie stays silent when asked if Mrs Brown’s Boys is funny

These include Smoggie Queens, a sitcom about drag queens and the LGBTQ+ community in Middlesbrough, and Amandaland, a spin-off of the hit series Motherland. It is co-written by Mr Petrie’s partner Holly Walsh. Mr Petrie said he had recused himself from making any decisions about the show.

Amandaland will air later this year on BBC One, as will Only Child, starring Greg McHugh as an aspiring author who returns to his aging, technophobic father, played by Rab C Nesbitt star Gregor Fisher .

David Morrissey will star in Daddy Issues, as a divorcee so desperate he can’t load a washing machine or boil an egg, but must take on more responsibility when his daughter (Aimee Lee Wood) announces that she is pregnant.

The new slate also features Ludwig, a crime comedy-drama starring David Mitchell as a man whose identical twin goes missing.